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Teen Movies

Changes in teen movies reflect changes in teen culture

Movies are adjusting with the times to address issues important and relevant to the culture. The teen film genre makes up an important part of the movie industry and has since the idea of being a teenager came to exist. Following the establishment of child labor laws and decrease in youth marriage in 1920s America, the teenage […]


Emma Watson’s Vanity Fair (anti?)feminist shoot

Harry Potter star, Brown University graduate and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, has received media attention recently, surrounding the release of Beauty and the Beast. The live-action Disney musical romance remake set box office records, including the highest ever opening weekend figures for a PG-rated film. Despite the success of the wildly popular film that […]

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The symbolic power of a bulletproof black man in a hoodie: social commentary in Luke Cage

Marvel‘s Netflix original series, “Luke Cage,” is renowned across the nation and on Cabrini’s campus for the way it deals with race through social commentary that no modern, mainstream show has yet addressed. Comic book character, Luke Cage, first appeared in 1972, in “Luke Cage: Hero for Hire,” as the first ever African-American Marvel comic book character to headline […]

Marvel's Jessica Jones and D.C.'s Harley Quinn.
Illustration by Coraline Pettine.

Stop trying to be Harley and be Jessica

One in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by their significant other, according to a report by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Domestic abuse is a serious and prevalent issue. We know the warning signs. We know to seek help if we are in one and to reach out […]

Cars Corner

Sodexo accommodates students with dietary needs

Cabrini University ensures students with dietary restrictions have multiple food options to meet their needs. Tracy Eells, Cabrini’s dining services general manager, explained that Sodexo makes it a point that the needs of the students are met. Signs listing nutritional information are available at every station in CAVS Corner. Students with allergies are able to inquire about the ingredients at any […]

State Street Reading Series

Cabrini writers express themselves at the State Street Reading Series

Lily Weber and Jaylen Pearson co-represented Cabrini University at the State Street Reading Series college night on Jan. 19. The event was hosted by the Media Arts Council and Widener University and featured poems and fiction pieces by undergraduate students from Cabrini and Widener as well as Swarthmore College and Villanova University. The State Street Reading Series is a recurring, monthly, […]

"Tread Softly," oil on linen painting by David Campbell Wilson. Photo by Coraline Pettine.

Cabrini community reacts, reflects and recollects at fine arts exhibit

Students and community members admired the artwork of David Campbell Wilson at the opening reception for his newest exhibit Thursday, Feb. 2. The event was organized by Nick Jacques, Cabrini’s studio art professor. From Jan. 26 through Feb. 24, the Holy Spirit Library‘s Gorevin Gallery features Wilson’s artwork in an exhibit titled “React, Reflect, Recollect.” The exhibit spotlights a series of paintings that […]

Trump's short time in office has been compared to famous distopian novels. (Corey Pettine)

Trump’s first executive actions are questionable

  George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” Alders Huxley‘s “Brave New World,” Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.” What do these novels have in common? The answer is not that you read them in high school, though that may be true. Add the president’s book, “Trump: The Art of the Deal” to the list and the answer becomes more clear: they were […]

tryout policy

University policy to try out courses faces communication setbacks

This semester, Cabrini University provided students with the opportunity to try classes before officially registering. The tryout policy allowed students to attend classes until the registration deadline, Jan. 26. Dr. Caroline Nielsen, chair of the University Academic Council, recommended the policy as a way for students with financial aid holds to attend class. Previously, students with holds were unable to […]

Photo submitted by Jatara Allen

Cabrini embraces all religions: How a Muslim student overcomes adversity

Muslim women at Cabrini University participate in the religion they are passionate about, regardless of attending a Catholic school. Cabrini University is a Roman Catholic university dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, social justice and living with purpose. Many students chose to attend Cabrini because of their faith. While Cabrini is a Catholic university, that […]


Athletes expected to have higher grades with sports eligibility changes

With 18 varsity teams and many recreational, intramural and club sports that participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III, the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Colonial States Athletic Conference, Cabrini is a highly athletic university. More than 300 students compete in sports and many come to Cabrini specifically for that reason. But unless they maintain a certain grade […]

Schedule of a student/employee

Working while in school: How students combat rising cost of tuition

College students are typically spending more time working than they used to. As hours worked rises, the time spent studying outside of class declines. But having a job is not an option for many students; it’s a necessity. Time management is essential for students struggling to balance class work with a job in order to pay […]


Trump’s election victory sparks protests and riots

With only 58 percent of citizens eligible to vote in this election, and less than half actually selecting Donal Trump, many are disappointed and upset by the results. Enraged citizens are outrageously protesting Donald Trump’s election victory across the country. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than […]

Blood Drive Van

Radnor community members donate 35 units of blood

Every two seconds someone in the United States is in need of a blood transfusion. Cabrini members gathered in the Grace Hall Atrium for the first of two blood drives this year to donate blood and save lives. People are always in need of blood. According to Miller-Keystone blood center, approximately 43,000 units of blood is used […]

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Blood drive to be held on Halloween

Cabrini University in affiliation with the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Grace Hall on Monday, Oct. 31. Students and local community members are welcome to attend. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by contacting Student Health Services. Student Health Services is located on […]

Ryan Howard warming up before a game. Photo by Wikimedia

Last World Series champion leaves the Phillies

First baseman Ryan Howard played his last game for the Phillies on Oct. 2 against the New York Mets in Philadelphia. After playing in the Major Leagues for 13 seasons, Howard is leaving the Phillies after spending his whole career with the team. Howard, the last remaining member of the 2008 World Series team, prefaced the last game with […]

(Emily Rowan/Photo Editor)

Devon Scharf: The girl behind the mask

  Sophomore Devon Scharf is a three sport goalie for Cabrini University and in her first year she won the championship in all three sports. Scharf plays for the field hockey team, women’s Lacrosse and club roller hockey here at Cabrini. She won the Colonial States Athletic Conference championship in both field hockey and lacrosse […]


The national anthem in sports: honoring America?

It may feel like the national anthem has always been played at sporting events around the world. Despite the frequent occurrence of this tradition, many Cabrini students do not know why the national anthem is played before a sports game. Sahian Rodriguez, junior psychology major, has no knowledge about the history of the national anthem nor […]


Video of Cabrini soccer player Jared Irwin’s goal goes viral

Jared Irwin made his Fox Sports debut when it featured his game-winning, bicycle-kick goal against DeSales on the website and Fox Soccer Twitter on Sept. 9. Fox Sports anchor Rachel Bonnet described Irwin’s game-winner as a stylish “beaut,” adding it was “a hell of a bike.” To see his goal featured on Fox Sports click here […]

Rutgers-Camden downs Cabrini’s men’s soccer in 2 overtimes

After a tough game, the men’s soccer Cavaliers were unable to come out on top, as they lost to Rutgers-Camden in a game that went into two overtimes. The game was played at home in the Edith Robb Dixon Field and went on for a full 105 minutes of action before the winner was decided. Cabrini has […]


Clinton uses personal email; disrespects American lives

Hillary Clinton demonstrated a disregard for rules and indifference towards the safety of American citizens when she discussed classified, government information on her personal email server. Clinton used her own personal email system during her time as senator through her career as Secretary of State. A month after Clinton stepped down as Secretary of State, […]